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Re: Dino-feather tyranny, grrr



Sitat "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com>:

> Øyvind has a point.
> 
>   1) there is no proof that every maniraptoran known had feathers as
> inferred for most eumaniraptorans, deinonychosaurs, etc. It is unknown
> if
> most oviraptorosaurs, segnosaurs, or any troodontid had feathers. Just
> some fossils support it, there are possible filaments in *Shuvuuia*,
> and
> some basal dromies and segnos.
> 
>   2) artistic licence in cases where the condition is unknown says we
> can
> restore them with or without feathers, filaments, or pants to our
> leisure.
> The extent of feathers even, is not regulated except where the fossil
> of
> the animal suggests otherwise. Like, not all animals would
> neccessarily,
> though may, have the filaments like "Dave", NGMC 91, extend so far
> rostrally on the snout.
> 
>   Cheers,

Thank you!

I bet that in 50 million years 'people' will be debating wether all 
mammals were furry:)

It'd be fun to se some future reconstruction of a furry human 'using it's 
well developed advanced hands' to hold down its prey:D


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